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Default eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

I am seeing this all across eBay. From copyright violations to prohibited items, Ebay is shutting down these listings much more quickly than before.

I went to buy a nice looking CLA Benchmade push-button automatic knife this morning(Legal in my and sellers state). My offer was accepted and I went to pay. The item was removed from the site before I could pay. Very annoying.

https://imgur.com/Kdttz6r


If this keeps up, the demand for a less strictly regulated market place will only grow. Before eBay kinda filed that spot to an extent. You could find the strange and sometimes questionable items. Not so much anymore.

Also, I would like to add the manner in which eBay removes these items is so stupid. Kinda goes with the whole eBay theme of being a clearly 90s area website, bootstrapped to work in the modern age(Just look at some of bizzair settings and account menus). Anyway, the listing can't be found if you click on it and takes you to ebay's home page or some crap. But you can still see it on other pages. Also, the pictures get removed, even when you can still see the listing from your purchase page. The entire process is not well thought out. Also it shows a paypal transaction link, even though you never even paid.

Finally eBay still wants me to pay for the item and reminds me to do so. Even though I can't. Talk about retarded.

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Definitely are, also getting items taken down for "counterfeit" and also got an ebay permanently suspended for selling "counterfeit".
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Definitely are, also getting items taken down for "counterfeit" and also got an ebay permanently suspended for selling "counterfeit".


You mean items are being taken down by eBay itself or because of Vero?
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

I agree, myself and a few other sellers who I regularly keep in contact with are noticing this.

This has nothing to do with VeRO. These are item removals for "prohibited item" or "policy violations".

Items removed simply because they claim some "violation" of policy. It doesn't matter who the seller is, how strong the account, even if the item is 100% legitimate. eBay doesn't care and will remove. Some brands/items simply cannot be listed at all, period.
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I agree, myself and a few other sellers who I regularly keep in contact with are noticing this.

This has nothing to do with VeRO. These are item removals for "prohibited item" or "policy violations".

Items removed simply because they claim some "violation" of policy. It doesn't matter who the seller is, how strong the account, even if the item is 100% legitimate. eBay doesn't care and will remove. Some brands/items simply cannot be listed at all, period.


Clear. At first I thought they are going after "counterfeit" items right and left

If eBay is to remove counterfeit items by itself and not by Vero, then I guess its revenue would be slashed by at least 10%.
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Clear. At first I thought they are going after "counterfeit" items right and left

If eBay is to remove counterfeit items by itself and not by Vero, then I guess its revenue would be slashed by at least 10%.
They sometimes claim the item listed is counterfeit when it's not.

I myself have this problem all the time especially in the Collectibles>Coins and >Apparel categories. There are some items I simply cannot list without having it pulled down from the site usually within 12 hours of posting. I also monitor other sellers posting those same items and also see they disappear in the same time frame.

Calling them will always result in the same spiel about the item being counterfeit, or because the manufacturer does not allow it.

I have a feeling eBay only allows some items to be sold if you have written, verifiable permission from the manufacturer or supplier. This is similar to how things work on Amazon with their "un-gating" approvals process.
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

Those are quite problematic categories - heavily flagged in general
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- eBay cracks down on weapons (apparently)
- Apollon market announces yesterday or the day before that they removed the entire armory section (weapons) from their market and will ban any sellers who try to sell them now

Possibly related?


I don't think these removals have anything to do with the gun thing. I think it is related to Trump's order a while back with regard to fighting counterfeits being sold on Alibaba, Amazon and eBay.


https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-...-idUSL1N21L0LT
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

I hear you. I just found it odd that eBay's crackdown on this (potential) weapon OP was trying to buy happened at almost exactly the same time as a major dark net market started prohibiting weapon trading. Maybe I'm schizophrenic and I'm making correlations where there are none but for some reason I doubt it.. :P
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

I just used the knife example because its something I directly bought and was removed.

I am seeing removals across the board with my selling accounts. This is eBay directly taking down items. So far I have not seen any bans, though one account got a 7 day new listing block.
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

I listed a bulk of PEN . . . yes, PENS and mine got taken down for trademark violation, NO vero info nothing.

This is not even a branded pen, the owner is me. I just made some pens for my business.

I think the summer heat is boiling eBay's brains
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

Some of my items (even in the same category) never get removed.

What's even more bizarre is I have one branded wallet item I sell in three different color styles. Only one of those colors "cappuccino" gets removed, but the other two don't.
This is the EXACT same item, just that eBay doesn't like the cappuccino wallet.
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

I think it's because they haven't gotten to it yet... or they'll never get to the others

I doubt it's about the color.
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I hear you. I just found it odd that eBay's crackdown on this (potential) weapon OP was trying to buy happened at almost exactly the same time as a major dark net market started prohibiting weapon trading. Maybe I'm schizophrenic and I'm making correlations where there are none but for some reason I doubt it.. :P

All operators of online marketplaces want to avoid bad attention so it wouldn't surprise me if these were correlated.

The war on guns is as real as the sun and America is the last country on the face of this earth where people still have some limited control over the "ruling" government.

Let's see how this plays out in the future
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

weapons, foods, health stuff etc will always be looked at .

These are the things I really stay away from.
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Quick Question... what if we call eb ay in advance and tell them what name brands we plan to sell? will they then let us list without suspension?
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Quick Question... what if we call eb ay in advance and tell them what name brands we plan to sell? will they then let us list without suspension?
What I can tell you there are just some items that CAN NOT be listed by any normal eBay seller. eBay will not allow it even if you offer to send them written permission from the distributor or manufacturer. I once called in to offer them such, and the rep flat out told me those items can't be listed. Only some large companies (such as big box stores) can list those same items.

Even Powersellers or TRS accounts get those items pulled if they dare list. I've seen it happen many times.
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Default Re: eBay is removing prohibited items much more quickly now.

I've been reporting counterfeits a lot. THey never do anything about them...
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I've been reporting counterfeits a lot. THey never do anything about them...

You mean reporting counterfeits to eBay?
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I never could understand those types of people who spend their time reporting anyone for anything. Why? Do they think they are the internet police?

This reminds of of this guy on eBay who had been harassing sellers of one particular collectible for years. He would message EVERY seller listing those items threatening to report to eBay. This clown would even bid on those items, not pay just to leave negative feedback. He did this with dozens of sellers in this one category over the period of nearly 3 years.

Eventually myself and other sellers got together and gathered just enough info about this guy; several of us flooded eBay with complaints, had stealth accounts created with his same info (obtained from the buyer details shared from sellers) and other things I can't mention here.

It took a few months, but we eventually were able to get this idiot kicked off (his account went NARU) and he was never seen again.
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You mean reporting counterfeits to eBay?
Yes. I buy quite a lot, and in my specific industry, ebay is just flooded with ⊗⊗⊗⊗. And they don't seem to care very much about them.
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it is not they dont care,but they just cant stop them from listing.
you know free listing,100 ,200 if not enough,just ask !
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